How to: Reset & Configure A D-Link DWL-3200AP Wireless Access Point

Dlink DWL 3200AP

So today, I had to setup a network using a D-Link DWL-3200 AP Wireless Access Point.  This is a guide on how to setup the WAP (Wireless Access Point) onto an already existing network and as always all links will be provided on the article.

Things you will need:

A trusty thin screw driver or pen

AP Manager for D-Link DWL-3200 AP (TO DOWNLOAD AP MANAGER CLICK THIS LINK)

A PC or laptop that is connected to the network with full admin rights.

First off, if you’ve got your WAP out of the box you won’t need to reset it, I had to reset mine because the former IT guy failed to leave the business with the correct username and password in order to access it.  If you fall into this category skip to step 2.  Also, your D-Link WAP must be connected with P.O.E ( Power Over Ethernet) for your power and link up.

1.  Grab your trusty thin screw driver or pen

Trusty Screw Driver2.  Insert your trusty thin screw driver or pen into the back of the D-Link WAP.  There will be a small hole that has reset labeled on it.  Place the trusty thin screw driver or pen into this hole until you feel the button inside being pushed down, hold it down for ten seconds.  The device will automatically reset itself and assign an IP address so that you can access it on the network.

RESET3.  Download and install the AP Manager. Then run the AP Manager.

4.  With the AP Manager open, select Discover Devices.  The AP Manager will automatically detect the device on the network.

discover devices

5.  Select the device by left clicking once on the discovered item until it is highlighted in blue.

Select Device

6.  Click on Set IP

Set IP

7.  Input the IP of your choice.  Remember to not use an IP that is already in use on the network.  Then Click OK.

input IP of your choice

8.  Access the D-Link WAP with any internet browser you wish using the IP address that you have just set on the device.  The default user name is admin (all lowercase) and the password is left blank.

log into DWL-3200 AP on IE, Firefox, with IP address you have set

9.  Click on the Wireless Tab situated on the left hand side menu.

click wireless

10.  Choose you desired access point setting.  For this guide we are going to leave it configured just as an access point.

Select Access Point

11.  In the SSID column, type in the desired name of the wireless network you want to create.  This network, depending on if you enable broadcasting will be seen by other wireless devices that are compatible.

SSID of your wireless network

12.  Choose if you would like to enable the broadcast of this network.  If you select disable then no devices will be able to see your network.  In order to connect this network with broadcasting turned off you will have to manually create a network profile on the device you wish to connect.  If you are new to setting up wireless networks i would suggest leaving it enabled so that you can see it when you want to connect a new device.  For this guide though, I have selected disable.

broadcast address on or off13.  Leave Auto Channel Scan selected

leave auto channel scan selected

14.  Select your Authentication Type.  Each type of Authentication has it’s different requirements for a PassPhrase.  For this guide I am using WPA2-Personal.  F.Y.I.  I would suggest using anything else but WEP as it’s not as secure as the other authentication types.

Select preferred authentication15.  Leave Cipher Type as Auto

leave cipher type as default16.  Leave Group Key Update Interval as 1800

leave group key update interval as default

17.  Type in your PassPhrase for the wireless network.  Whenever a device tries to connect to this network you will have to put type this PassPhrase as the security key.  You can select devices to automatically remember this PassPhrase.

type in passphrase18.  Leave Radio enabled and Super G Mode disabled

19.  Click on Apply and then the D-Link WAP will restart

router will restart

Once the D-Link WAP restarts you will be able to access the wireless network.  Don’t forget your PassPhrase.

There you have it.  You have successfully configured your D-Link DWL-3200AP Wireless Access Point.

Thanks for the reading this How To: and remember that most wireless routers require the exact same requirements that are portrayed in this guide, its just the layout that changes.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you get stuck and I will try and help.

Check out my other How To:  guides if you liked this one.

How To:  Play SNES Roms & PSP Roms On Your PSP E1004 Complete Guide

How To:  Bulletstorm Installation Guide

 

How To: Play SNES Roms & PSP Roms On Your PSP E1004 Complete Guide

PlayStation® Portable

PlayStation® Portable (Photo credit: @kevinv033)

While the PSP does have it’s fair share of decent games there comes a time where one would like to play some of the more traditional games on the go.  Thanks to custom Firmware, and the guys who have developed all these amazing emulators, one can now do this with the ease.

This is a very basic guide for beginners to be able to install custom firmware on their PSP E1004 (Street), download and install the right emulator and of course copying and playing your  games.  The CF (custom firmware) that i have chosen to install is one I know that works perfectly with the E1004 and to this day have seen no reason to change it.   The same applies to the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) emulator that I am currently using.  At the end of each section I have added a video as well so you can see what I’ve done.   So let’s get traditional…

THINGS YOU WILL NEED

  1. A PSP E1004 (Street)
  2. A memory card (to copy your custom firmware &  games, etc, etc)
  3. Custom Firmware Pro-B10
  4. Snes9x TYL 0.4.2 ME (SNES Emulator)
  5. Snes rom ( for testing)

GUIDE TO INSTALLING CUSTOM FIRMWARE ON YOUR PSP E1004

  1. Download Custom Firmware Pro-B10
  2. Once downloaded, extract  the FastRecovery and PROUPDATE folders
  3. Turn on your PSP E1004 and connect it to your PC using the appropriate USB cable
  4. On your PSP, using the left arrow on the D-PAD scroll all the way to left until you see System Update then scroll down to USB Connection and press X
  5. Windows will recognize your PSP as a Removable Disc.  Once recognized open the Removable Disc through My Computer (XP Users) or Computer (Win 7 Users).  For less confusion I’m going to refer to the removable disc as the PSP drive instead.
  6. On the PSP drive, double click on the PSP folder, then double click the GAME folder
  7. Copy the FastRecovery and PROUPDATE folders to the GAME folder on the PSP Drive
  8. On the PSP itself push CIRCLE to exit USB Mode and scroll right until you get to the Game Menu
  9. Scroll down to Memory Stick and push X
  10. Scroll down until you see Pro PSP Firmware Update.  Now push X

The PSP will restart to a black screen which will have three options:

Press X to launch CFW

Press Triangle to uninstall CFW

Hold L to reinstall CFW

Press R to exit

11.  Press X to launch CFW ( It might show on the screen that an unknown PSP model 011g, don’t worry about that)

12.  Press X again to start CFW

The PSP will boot up again.  To make sure that the custom firmware is installed correctly push select on the PSP and it will pop up with the CF menu. Push select again to exit the menu.

WARNING:  IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH ANYTHING ON THIS MENU THEN DO NOT CHANGE ANY SETTINGS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING

FYI:  IF YOU SHUTDOWN YOUR PSP COMPLETELY INSTEAD OF PUTTING IT INTO SLEEP MODE YOU WILL HAVE TO RUN THE PRO PSP FIRMWARE  FAST RECOVERY ALSO LOCATED ON YOUR MEMORY STICK TO ENABLE THE CUSTOM FIRMWARE.  WITHOUT ENABLING THE CUSTOM FIRMWARE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY PSP roms or SNES GAMES OR ANY OTHER DOWNLOADED APPS FOR YOUR PSP

Congratulations, you have successfully installed custom firmware on your PSP!

GUIDE TO INSTALLING PSP ROMS ON YOUR PSP E1004

1.  Download or backup your PSP game

2.  On your PSP, using the left arrow on the D-PAD scroll all the way to left until you see System Update then scroll down to USB Connection and press X

3.  Windows will recognize your PSP as a Removable Disc.  Once recognized open the Removable Disc through My Computer (XP Users) or Computer (Win 7 Users).  For less confusion I’m going to refer to the removable disc as the PSP drive instead.

4.  In the PSP drive create a new folder and name it ISO all in uppercase

5.  Copy your ISO game image or CSO image to this folder

6.  On the PSP itself push CIRCLE to exit USB Mode and scroll right until you get to the Game Menu

7.  Scroll down to Memory Stick and push X

8.  Select the game you wish to play

FYI:  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF THE CUSTOM FIRMWARE HAS NOT BEEN ENABLED YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY ANY ROM/SNES IMAGES

Now that you have installed your Custom Firmware you will have to download and install a SNES emulator for your PSP.  Luckily I’ve done the work for you, all links are provided on this guide.  The only thing you will have to do is download the ROM/GAME files by searching for them using Google.  Trust me, you won’t be searching for long before you find them.

GUIDE TO INSTALLING A SNES EMULATOR ON YOUR PSP E1004

1.  Download Snes9xTYL 0.4.2 ME

2.  Extract everything from the RAR file

3.  Go into the extracted folder.  It should be named 14889_snes9xTYL0.4.2me_fw3x

4.  Double click the folder snes9xTYL0.4.2me_fw3x

5.  Right click on the next folder snes9xTYL and then left click on copy

6.  On your PSP, using the left arrow on the D-PAD scroll all the way to left until you see System Update then scroll down to USB Connection and press X

7.  Windows will recognize your PSP as a Removable Disc.  Once recognized open the Removable Disc through My Computer (XP Users) or Computer (Win 7 Users).  For less confusion I’m to going to refer the removable disc as the PSP drive instead.

8.  On the PSP drive, double click on the PSP folder, then double click the GAME folder

9.  Right click underneath all the folders in the  GAME folder and then left click paste.  The emulator has now been copied over to your PSP.

10.  On the PSP itself push CIRCLE to exit USB Mode and scroll right until you get to the Game Menu

11.  Scroll down to Memory Stick and push X

12.  You should see a picture of an Nintendo controller with a description.  To play your SNES games you will have to use this emulator.

Way to go!! You have now successfully installed the SNES emulator on your PSP!

GUIDE TO INSTALLING SNES GAMES ON YOUR PSP E1004

1.  Use google to search for the game rom you so desperately crave.

2.  Download the Rom.

3.  On your PSP, using the left arrow on the D-PAD scroll all the way to left until you see System Update then scroll down to USB Connection and press X

4.  Windows will recognize your PSP as a Removable Disc.  Once recognized open the Removable Disc through My Computer (XP Users) or Computer (Win 7 Users).  For less confusion I’m to going to refer to the removable disc as the PSP drive instead.

5.  In the root directory of the PSP create a new folder and call it ROMS. (do not confuse the root directory with the folder MP_ROOT located on the PSP.  The root directory is the main directory),

6.  If you have multiple emulators from different platforms create additional folders in the ROMS folder.  If not, you can skip this step.

7.  Copy the game that you have downloaded into the ROMS folder.  There is no need to extract the file.  The snes emulator will be able to play zipped files.

GUIDE TO PLAYING YOUR SNES GAMES ON YOUR PSP E1004

1.  On your PSP scroll to the GAME menu, then scroll down to memory stick and push X

2.  Run the Snes emulator

3.  After a brief little intro, you will be presented with the home screen.  Push TRIANGLE  to leave the folder and keep pushing TRIANGLE until you get to the root directory of your PSP.  You will know when you are there when you can see the ROMS folder that you created.

4.  Use the down arrow on the D-Pad to highlight the ROMS folder then push CIRCLE

5.  Depending on whether you have created extra folders within the ROMS folder, highlight the game you want to play, then push CIRCLE again and your game will start.

FYI:  I HAVE NOTICED THAT ON EXITING THE SNES EMULATOR YOUR PSP SHUTS DOWN SO IN ORDER TO ENABLE THE CUSTOM FIRMWARE YOU WILL HAVE TO RUN THE PRO PSP FIRMWARE FAST RECOVERY AS DESCRIBED EARLIER ON IN THIS GUIDE

VOILA!!  You can now play your SNES games on your PSP and save them to 🙂

If anyone has any questions or suggestions please feel free to comment.